Monty by Jim Meddick for September 15, 2022

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    Ratkin  9 months ago

    A Random act of kindness.

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    pschearer Premium Member 9 months ago

    Ha-ha, very funny. /s/

    My advice: Don’t believe anything anyone (yes, including me) tells you about Ayn Rand and Objectivism unless you have read her and can judge for yourself.

    There’s no right answer as to where to begin reading. For me it was “Atlas Shrugged”, but other people start with “The Fountainhead” or “Anthem” or her several collections of essays. But read her yourself. It’s the best advice I can give anyone.

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    Jesy Bertz Premium Member 9 months ago

    Some young distant cousins of mine, born to wealth and privilege, were Ayn Rand fans. I shrugged.

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    Purple Helmet  9 months ago

    He leafed through the book and couldn’t find the chapter on conquering fentanyl addiction.

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    socalvillaguy Premium Member 9 months ago

    Totally agree with this poor soul. Read Ayn Rand, her books are long-winded and boring. Unfortunately, it’s not going to bring him much.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 9 months ago

    He’s a fast learner.

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    e.groves  9 months ago

    I read that book some fifty years ago.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 9 months ago

    In the real world corporations get subsidies from the govt. Oil companies come to mind as they are on the edge of bankruptcy. /S

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    F-Flash  9 months ago

    See, he’s already weaving straw into gold.

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    rossevrymn  9 months ago

    So, I read “Atlas Shrugged” in the best place to read a tome like this, one of my military tours. You often git a whole lotta down time, when you’re deployed. By my second tour I brought with me every book I ever had on my good intentions list and got through every one, the Bible, the Koran, “The Dancing Wu Li Masters.” Though, philosophically I think A.S. is childish, there have been a few moments the last few years where the general covid-caused decline in some key services (red lights not working, massive flight delays) where I hearken back to moments in A.S. where society is collapsing.

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    GaryCooper  9 months ago

    It should say, “Boring, badly written book by a sociopath— 50 cents.”

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    the lost wizard  9 months ago

    Having never read any books by this author, I am not going to comment. Whoops.! :)

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    ChukLitl Premium Member 9 months ago

    While there are lands to conquer, expendable slave labor can build wonders. Looting helps you pay enough soldiers for when the peasants come with torches & pitchforks.

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    hornacek  9 months ago

    And that homeless man eventually read Atlas Shrugged, changed his life, got a job, and went on to co-create Spider-Man.

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    Need coffee  9 months ago

    Re-reading Rand in today’s context focuses attention on the problems with government corruption, perhaps even as much communism/socialism. The governments Rand was thinly disguising were communist, but they were also massively, massively corrupt.

    Corruption is not a socialist problem exclusively. Significant elements of Rand’s world are developing here and now because of crony capitalists and people who take payoffs from foreign governments or foreign government affiliates for favors or access to our political system.

    (Which party you affiliate with will reveal who you think I mean in the last part of that sentence. Neither party seems to be able to admit any possibility of corruption by THEIR guy/gal.)

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    ron  9 months ago

    What many Rand fans miss is that John Galt is the face you see in the mirror.

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    Impkins & Patsnozzle Premium Member 9 months ago

    Oh, look! A bookstore. I thought they were extinct. :)

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    Pedmar Premium Member 9 months ago

    I’d rather read Terry Pratchett.

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    dogday Premium Member 9 months ago

    My brother gave me eight books for my 15th birthday: 4 Ayn Rand and 4 Ian Fleming. Atlas Shrugged gave me nightmares but the one thing I learned was to divorce myself from culture-think. SO glad!

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member 9 months ago

    “I’m sorry, sir, you may have misheard me. What I lack is money, not sleep.”

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    Ukko wilko  9 months ago

    Pearls before swine.

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    WCraft Premium Member 9 months ago

    No need for anybody to read Atlas Shrugged (or watch the movie) because it is happening now

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    Sisyphos  9 months ago

    Atlas Shrugged is certainly very long! Though tempted from time to time, I have never even tried to read it. (I did get through The Fountainhead, though….)

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    GreggW Premium Member 8 months ago

    John Galt can GFH.

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